So the Forehand Is Your Best Tennis Shot? You Sure? Here’s What You Need To Know
The forehand is the only shot you use to draw or take away the ball while also delivering power and speed so the forehand is the best tennis shot.
Is the forehand a “get out of jail free” card? There is no doubt that, like in any other sport, the forehand is the only shot you use to take away the ball in tennis while also delivering power and speed.
The problem is that we’ve all seen a pro tennis player hit a slice, or a backhand return volley, or a down the line backhand backhand pass, which is called a flamenco forehand. These shots all have the same general setup, which is the same in both types of shots. We’ll go over each shot then explain what makes each type of shot special and why the forehand is more so than the other three shots. Also, I’ll point out that the forehand is one of the hardest shots to hit in tennis, so don’t ever expect to make this shot any other shots easier.
You Need To Know: What Is The Forehand?
Before we go over the forehand or the different types of forehand shots, let’s get one thing out of the way…the forehand is technically a shot in the down-the-line backhand motion, or a slice, and while we’ve also gone over the different types of the down the lines backhand volley shots (such as the down the line backhand serve and volley) and the forehand backhand forehand (which is most of what we’re going to cover here), for our purposes, the forehand is what is going to be the subject here.
So the forehand is the only shot that we can refer to as a down the line backhand volley shot, the only shot that a pro tennis player can call a slice or a forehand volley shot, the only shot that a non-pro tennis player can call a backhand shot, and technically a shot that is most similar to what a normal, non-professional tennis player would call a down-the-line backhand serve.
The forehand shot is very similar to the down-the line backhand serve in that you